RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — In 2013, NBTY supported more than 30 organizations, including Feed The Children and International Aid, with nearly $7 million in products and money to provide sustenance, nutrition and support to those who need it most, the supplement manufacturer announced Thursday.
NBTY's donations to Feed The Children are estimated to have reached almost 450,000 beneficiaries, the company stated.
In addition, for the seventh year, NBTY manufactured and packaged a proprietary blend of vitamins to be distributed worldwide through Vitamin Angels. In 2013, NBTY provided Vitamin Angels with enough children's chewable daily multivitamins to reach nearly 123,000 children in 23 countries, including 18 U.S. states.
Also in 2013, NBTY Helping Hands supported a variety of organizations, including Long Island Cares, 9-1-1 Veterans, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Long Island Blood Services and the Ski's Open Heart Foundation. The organization purchased, filled and donated more than 3,000 backpacks to help underprivileged children return back to school in the fall. Donations allowed Long Island Cares to build a new facility in Lindenhurst, N.Y., provided scholarships to children through Big Brothers Big Sisters and provided Thanksgiving meals to veterans and their families for the holidays through 9-1-1 Veterans.
"All of us at NBTY take a great deal of pride in being able to reach out and support our local and global communities in such a profound way," stated Jeff Nagel, CEO of NBTY. "Beyond our products, our associates donate their own time and effort to make many of these donations possible and to figure out ways to give back. We are a company that believes in wellness, and I'm proud that we are able to truly get behind our wellness mission by helping others."